Generation X+ is poised to repeat the behavior of the Boomers. Instead, we need to honor our duties as citizens and leave this country better off than we found it.
Why don’t people vote? None of the traditional excuses explains such low turnout.
The debt and budget deal is a small win that should be celebrated by writing Members of Congress to thank them for their efforts and encourage them to enact more entitlement reforms.
In an era when “government” is almost synonymous with “dysfunction,” the impressive response to the Gibraltar Fire is a welcome reminder that our government can still do some hard jobs very well.
With compromise now a dirty word in Washington, it is up to us to remind our elected officials that we favor compromises over crises. Push for a deal on the debt ceiling.
Reorienting federal spending to promote economic growth without creating unacceptable levels of long-term economic risk is a complicated endeavor. But we do not elect our Representatives and Senators to solve only easy problems. Let’s not let them off the hook.
Instead of doing your child’s homework sometime this week, calling a teacher to argue for a better grade on a test, or scheduling yet another extracurricular activity, take twenty minutes to write your two Senators and ask them what they are doing to address one big issue you care deeply about.
The UN is starting to exercise greater leadership on border management issues. This is consistent with recommendations that we made with the Stimson Center just before the most recent General Assembly meeting.